[Chugalug] ESXi Server Odd Behavior

Wil Wade willm.wade at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 12:00:29 UTC 2014


Can you run a memtest86+ on it? That is an easy test generally and when
memory is bad it can do all sorts of stuff. (Although I doubt it is memory.
It is generally quite easy to run.)


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Jonathan Calloway <
jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can't seem to get SSH working even though the configuration area says
> it's enabled.  The general performance tab indicates that all 4 cores are
> over 100% utilization.  I can also say for certain that it is fan noise.
>
> Jonathan Calloway
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Mar 21, 2014, at 7:01 AM, Wil Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Does it sound more like HDD activity or fans?
>
> I have had HDDs going bad that just started to sound loud. (Now is always
> a good time to check those backups...)
>
> What does top say is happening? There is also iotop, but you will likely
> have to install it.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM, Jonathan Calloway <
> jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Greetings!
>>
>> I’m running ESXi server on an ASUS Essentio PC that has an AMD A8 APU, 8
>> GB of RAM and a 1 TB HDD.  I’m running 2 CentOS guests, 1 Fedora 19 Guest,
>> 1 Fedora 20 Guest and a Windows Server 2008 guest (for Share Point dev.)
>>
>> It usually runs very quietly, and I barely notice it’s in the room.
>>  However, a couple of days ago, it started sounding like it was going to
>> take off and start flying around the room.  I shut down all the VM’s, put
>> it into maintenance mode and shut it down, then brought it back up and
>> without stating any of the guests it started doing the same thing.  I’ve
>> checked, and all the fans are working and there is very little dust.
>>
>> Any ideas what could be going on?
>>
>> <JC>
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